Are you about to repair your tooth with an amalgam (silver) dental filling? At our practice in Ventura, CA, we offer two main types of fillings for our patients needing a tooth filled. If our dentist, Dr. Greg L. Wolfe, has helped you choose a silver filling, there is a reason! Silver fillings are made of a mixture of metals which makes them very durable for those teeth (like the molars) who do a lot of heavy lifting, or chewing, to be more exact.
Today, Dr. Greg L. Wolfe and our dental team are happy to share the treatment details for receiving a silver filling so you know what to expect when you’re in the dental chair.
First, we will numb your tooth and surrounding gums; this will help you avoid any pain or discomfort while we are repairing your tooth. Once your mouth is numb, we will use a special tool to remove the infected and damaged tooth enamel.
Second, Dr. Greg L. Wolfe will thoroughly clean the tooth. This will make sure there are no complications in the future. Finally, he will fill the tooth with a strong metal called amalgam.
Third, we will finish and polish the filling to make sure it fits perfectly in your mouth. Your dentist wants to give you the best dental results possible, so he will do all he can to give you the strong and healthy tooth and smile you deserve.
For more information about your upcoming dental appointment regarding dental fillings in Ventura, California, please call Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry at 805-654-1174. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all you need to know so you know what to expect during your dental appointment.